It's pretty & limited edition this Spring: Dior's blush in CorailBagatelle
Sunday, January 19, 2014
For their last limited edition collection, Dior built their collection around Versailles with lots of gold and luxury. For their Spring collection they again drew inspiration out “Petit Trianon”, another iconic estate. The castle “Petit Trianon”, with surrounding gardens, was gifted to the young queen Marie-Antoinette by Louis XVI in 1774, because she wanted a simple & rural estate to retreat to, whenever she wanted to escape the formalities & responsibilities that came with the overwhelming Versailles. The result of this inspiration is a very soft & girly collection with lots of bows and soft pastels. Stunners in the collection are the two blushes, of which I got to discover the coral version called Corail Bagatelle.
What attracted me most to this collection at first sight, were the gorgeous imprints on the powder products. I’m a huge sucker for packaging, and although the actual packaging is not too special here (it’s the same compact as the regular Dior blushes), the details of the cute bow and the handwritten brand name make up for it. There’s a small slanted brush added to the compact which is nice for on the go, but as usual I don’t use these at home.
Corail Bagatelle is a vibrant pink coral blush that suits my pale NC15 skin perfectly. It’s fresh enough to be used on the apples of the cheeks (with moderation), but gorgeous higher up the cheekbones as well. Both the pigmentation and lasting powder of this blush is impeccable, if you like pink/coral shades it’s basically flawless. Although not very unique (it does indeed compare to Guerlain’s Madame Rougit as a few overseas blogs already suggested), it’s a gorgeous blush colour that will suit a lot of skin tones.
On my lips and on the left hand side in the swatch picture you can see a small preview of one of the glosses in the collection, which looks and feels like candy on the lips and I think it goes well with Corail Bagatelle. In the middle you see a swatch one of the single eyeshadows, and on the right of course is how Corail Bagatelle looks swatched against NC15 skin. I’ll be posting a full article on the lipgloss later this week, so stay tuned!
The Dior Trianon Spring collection should already be in stores, although in Belgium it looks like the products haven’t arrived yet. The displays were already up in stores this Saturday (good news: we’re receiving quite a lot of the collection!), but stock wasn’t yet available. This limited edition Diorblush Trianon Edition in Corail Bagatelle (also available in Pink Rêverie) retails for €46.00/£30.50/$43.00 suggested retail price and holds a generous 7,5 grams (for reference: MAC blushes hold 6 grams). If you decide to pick something up from this collection, do let me know! I love to “shop along” with you :)
Labels: Beauty, Corail Bagatelle, Dior, Dior Makeup Spring 2014, Diorblush, MakeUp, regular, Review, Swatches, Trianon SPring 2014